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1. Consignment ~ DM ~ Shop or Theater Made Fighting Knife. Blade is Bowie style 7” long. Made from ¼” stock at the hilt. Blade is thinner and well made. Guard and butt cap appear to be made of stainless steel or nickel. Guard is 2 ¾” and diamond shaped at both ends. Handle is made of black and white spacers with middle sections may be made from black fiber material. Butt cap is nicely made champagne cork shaped. Sheath is double stitched heavy but soft pliable leather and original to the knife. Really nice knife..
2. SOLD ~ Consignment ~ DM ~ Australian Commando Knife with no sheath. Blade is 5 ¾” long and has pitting and old dark marks on the blade. Blade is marked and hard to read GREEGSTEEL 1944 is what it should read. Wood handles with steel rivets. Guard is steel and has rust on it. These knives are shown in Ron Flook’s Book British and Commonwealth Military Knives, pages 174, 175 & 177.
3. Vietnam Era Puma Bowie Knife. Circa 1970. It was told to me that this knife was carried by a door gunner in the 1st Air Cav. based out of AnKhe. Very good plus condition with some spotting on both sides but no pitting that I can see. Mostly just spotting. Very sharp but all honest wear. The stud for hold down strap is missing. The strap and scabbard are very soft and supple. You can’t really see how the stud pulled out, but it’s not there. The stag handles are solid with no cracks or chips. A very nice piece overall.
4. WWII Era Colonial USN MK-I full blade retains most of its finish except for the tip of the blade, which is thinning a little. Blade shows careful sharpening if any. This is the poured lead pommel variety. Period scabbard fits very nicely, but it may not be original to this particular MK-I. Very nice piece.
5. Marto Brewer Combat-Survival Knife. Blade retains about 80% original bluing. Handle about the same. Handle contains the working compass and survival gear tube. Water purification tabs turned to dust. Replaced 7” scabbard.
6. Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Stone Knuckle Knife. Unique with emerald green eyes. 6 ½” blade appears to be theater made as it doesn’t look like any production blade that I can identify. Blade has plenty of scratches but no rust or pitting and is very sharp. Heavy harness leather period scabbard appears to be waxed with supple and solid leather, no cracking and snap strap functions. GI belt hanger. This scabbard was obviously made for and carried with this knife. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
7. Vietnam Era 6” Marbles Jet Pilot Knife. No doubt one of 5000 supplied to the US Navy at the beginning of the Jet Pilot knife era. Full 6” blade shows some sharpening, but no rust or grinding. Guard, handle and pommel are tight. Top of pommel shows some small degree of corrosion. Proper scabbard complete with stone. Scabbard is supple, no cracks and snap strap works fine.
8. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western Shark Knife. Blade is 3 line Western Mark. Blade is dark and pitted. Handle is unusual in that it is made from a single piece coco-bolo, and it is made the same way the Western M-31 para USMC knife.
10. WWII Era Bayonet grips. Black, unused condition. I don’t think that these have ever been on a bayonet.
13. Consignment ~ TV ~ WWII Era E.G. Waterman. Plated 6 3/8” Sawback blade appears unsharpened, but does have quite a bit of plating “leaching.” No rust or pitting. Wood handle has 2 cracks
(typical) and has carved “KC” in one side. Tight guard and pommel. Excellent original left hand sheath.
14. Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Era (Baby) Small Ranger Knife and Scabbard. Pacific Theater. 6 ¼” blade has some spotting, but only very little pitting. Very good plus condition overall. Proper scabbard in excellent condition overall. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
15. Consignment ~ GJ ~ Wood handled Fighting Knife with a 5 ¼” blade made in the style of a Hitler Youth Knife Blade. Ricasso marked “WHITBY” (?). Made in Solingen. Handle is wood with copper, steel plates fitted into handle. Lead washer at guard added for weight. Lots of time and work in this one.
16. Korean War Era US M-4 Kinfolks Inc. M-1 carbine bayonet conversion to wood handle. Appears unissued since arsenal rework. Parkerized blade has one small nick. Proper painted guard and pommel show some slight flaking. Proper M8 A-1 period scabbard. Excellent plus condition overall.
17. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
18. Consignment ~ GS~ U.S. M3 Imperial, Blade Marked. Tight guard. Excellent handle, tight pommel. Finish has been removed from blade, then polished. Blade is 6 ¾”, with no rust or pitting. Viner Bro. M-6 scabbard is very nice with 1 rivet missing at the throat. Snap strap works fine. Original leg tie down in place.
19. Consignment GS~ WWII Kabar 6” Commando. 5 7/8” bright blade appears to be unsharpened except for the ¾” tip where some sharpening is evident. Original scabbard is very nice and is intact. Guard, handle and pommel are tight.
20. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S. Guard marked “ENGLAND.” Pommel area marked with “1”. 6 ¾” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue. Replaced scabbard.
21. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked , Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright. Smooth leather handle. Unmarked M-6 style scabbard. All near mint.
22. US M-6 Bayonet, Aerial Cutlery Co. New in original box and wrapper. Package dated May 1961. Bayonet only—no scabbard was shipped in this package. Package has been carefully opened.
23. Consignment ~ JH~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife. Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER, FOB #2, 1966-1967”. As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG. (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49. 9 ¾” blade is polished on the engraved side. Plated on both sides. Excellent plus condition. Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots.
24. Consignment ~ JH~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard. Knife is 100%. Sheath has snap strap broken.
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SOLD------------------------------------WWII Pal Mark 2----Mint----The blade is 7" long and unused. It is marked "RH
Pal 37" on one side and "U.S. Navy" on the other. The guard is tight and the
pommel is tight. It comes with the original scabbard that is marked "U.S.N."
at the throat. Slight corrosion on the rivet that holds the grip strap. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole III pg 87 #8------$ 325.00
2. Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip Bolo----Exc Plus----The blade is 9 1/4"
long and unused. There is no sharpening--quite nice. The wood handle is very
clean and solid with the original leather thong. It comes with the original
scabbard that is complete. There is a small cut on the grip strap from the
blade and some rub marks on the scabbard body. Ref: Cole III Pg 168 and
Silvey Vietnam pg 42---Nice---$ 575.00
Randall Model 15-----Mint In The Wrap-----The optional Stainless marked
blade is 5 1/2" long. It has an optional nickel silver guard. The handle is
green micarta with thong hole
and thong. It comes with Randall scabbard, all lacings and "Take Care Of
Your Knife" paper and original white wrap.----Mint----$ 500.00
SOLD-------------------------------------------Vietnam Gray Handle Gerber Mark
II----1972----Exc Plus----The blade is 6 5/8" long with some very light and
very fine sharpening marks and a couple of carbon spots---very hard to see.
It has the Gerber mark on one side and "027295" on the other. There are a
couple rub marks on the black guard and pommel. It comes with the original
scabbard that is complete with leather tie-down. The snap works fine.---Very
Nice 72 Gerber----$ 525.00
5. Original Bulgarian Commando
Knife---Mint-----The heavy steel sawback blade is 7 1/4" long and unused. It
is marked "Comando" on the blade and "322" at the ricasso. The other side is
marked "Arsenal". It has a heavy steel guard and steel butt cap. It is
a hollow handle knife with room to store survival items. It is interesting
to note that the knurled handle is not magnetic. It comes with a mint heavy
leather scabbard. Here is some additional info on the knife: Original
Bulgarian military commando knife Â“ArsenalÂ”. It is in perfect, unused
condition, fabricated by Arsenal military plant. The knife is intended for
special military units, commandos and berets. These knives are part of the
equipment used by the Bulgarian contingent in Iraq. The Arsenal knife,
however, much exceeds in quality the weapons of the other allies. The knife
is made of high-quality steel darkened on purpose. The knife is perfectly
sharpened. On the one side of the blade are inscribed "Control HRC" ,
"COMMANDO". Close to the guard can be noticed the fabrication number of the
knife. On the reverse side of the blade is the sign of the plant and its
name: Â“ArsenalÂ”. Unusual and well
made knife-------Mint-------$ 225.00
184 Survival Knife---Developed by Buck with direct input from Seal Teams
stationed at Coronado. These knives were actually issued to Seal Team Two in
the 1984-1985 time frame. The sawback blade is 7 1/2" long
marked "Buck / 184 / U.S.A. / Pat. Pend" at the ricasso. It has some
minor sharpening marks along the cutting edge. It comes with the original
Buck marked sheath and pouch. Ref: Silvey 41-91 pg 45 and Brett-The Military Knife and
Bayonet pg 374--------$ 300.00
Silvey Fighter---Minty---The blade is 6 1/4" long and unused. It has a
carbon spot on the back side. It has a large nickel silver guard and a nice
piece of stag for the handle. It comes with a heavy duty tooled scabbard
with the Silvey mark on the back side.----Nice----$ 475.00
2nd Pattern Wilkinson F/S With Name Scroll----The blade is 7" long with some
surface spotting but no sharpening. The name scroll is "Amos H. Gerding". It
has the Wilkinson mark on one side and the F-S mark on the other. The guard
is unmarked. The 2nd Pattern handle is unused with just some light wear to
the finish. The tang nut is original and has not been messed with. It comes
with the original scabbard that is in nice condition and complete. Looks
like Amos put a hole through the bottom of the chape for a tie-down.
There are no England marks, so this was a bring back knife.----$ 750.00
WWII Kabar Fighting Knife-----Exc Plus----The blade is 6" long and retains
99% original finish. There is a rub mark on one side near the ricasso. The
guard is marked "Ka-Bar / Olean,NY". The leather handle is unused.
There are some initials very lightly marked on the handle It comes with the
original sheath that was decorated by the owner. Marked USAF on the front
and a set of wings and "Barberton / Ohio" on the back. Ref: Cole III pg 67
10. SOLD--------------------------------------Vietnam Camillus Pilots
Knife---The blade is 5 1/4" long with just a touch of sharpening. It is
marked "Camillus / N.Y." at the ricasso. The leather handle is clean and
solid. It comes with the original scabbard and both snaps work fine. There
is no stone in the pocket. Ref: Cole III pg 148-----$ 115.00
11. Vietnam Era Fighting
Knife---The heavy blade is 1/4" thick and 7" long. It is marked "Stainless /
Throw" and has sharpening marks but no rust or pitting. It has a steel and
brass guard. It has a wood handle with a steel butt cap. It comes with the
original scabbard that has some stitching separated. Both snaps work fine.
This is the same maker scabbard that comes with the Vietnam Marine Recon
12. SOLD------------------------------------WWII Theater Knuckle
Knife----The blade is 8 1/8" long with the cutting edge up. The blade is in
excellent condition. It has a steel knuckle bow with 5 knucks which gives it
some nice weight. The handles are aluminum and very well done. It comes with
the original leather sheath that has a rubberized exterior. The snap works
fine. -----Nice-----$ 500.00
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SOLD-----------------------------------------Milpar M5 Fighter---The blade
is 6 3/4" long with very light use. The guard is lightly marked "U.S.M5A1"
and "Milpar Col". The plastic grips are solid with no cutouts for the
latching mechanism. It comes with a non-original leather scabbard. Ref: Cole
IV pg 181---Scarce Knives------$ 75.00
14. Vietnam Special Forces Round
Tip Bolo----Mint---Early Mill Scale Finish----The blade is 11" long and
mint. It is the version with the blued cutting edge. The wood handles are
unused and it is complete with original leather thong. It comes with the
original sheath. The sheath is correct with the 2-rivet throat. Ref: Silvey
Vietnam pg 40----Mint-----$ 525.00
15. Randall Model 12 Bear
Bowie---Mint---Mid 70's---The blade is 8 1/4" long and unused. It has the
Randall mark on one side and a name on the back side. It has a brass forward
curved guard and brass butt cap. The spacers are 3 thick-2 thin. The handle
is a really nice cream colored stag. it comes with a Johnson Roughback
sheath with early unmarked orange stone. Both snaps work fine. Mid 70's
16. WWII Unmarked EGW Fighting
Knife---The blade is 7 7/8" long with light use. The oval steel guard and
butt cap are a little loose--as most are. The unused handle is made of
leather and aluminum spacers. It comes with the original leather scabbard
that is in exc plus condition. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole IV pg
17. WWII Pal Mark
1----Mint----The blade is 5 1/4" long and mint. It is marked "U.S.N. / Mark
I" on one side and "RH Pal 35" on the other. The leather handle is unused.
It comes with the original USN MK1 scabbard that still has the protective
wrap at the throat. Ref: Cole III pg 81 #23-----Mint----$ 175.00
18. Vietnam Buck 120----The blade
is 7 3/8" long with use and sharpening. It is marked "Buck / U.S.A." at the ricasso. This mark started in 1968. The handle is fine with just some light
rub marks. It comes with the original Buck marked scabbard. The snap works
SOLD----------------------------------------Experimental Mark 2 Scabbard With Camillus Mark 2----The GI green plastic
scabbard has been tested for UDT use and by the Navy Seals. The grip strap
snap works fine. There are a set of initials scratched into the body. It
comes with a Camillus Mark 2 that has use to the blade. No doubt this set
saw some testing use. Ref: Silvey 41-91 pg 63 and Cole IV pg 81-----Quite
20. WWII Australian V44 Type
Fighting Knife With See-Thru Handle----The blade is 9 3/8" long with very
light sharpening marks just at the cutting edge. It has a couple surface
spots and some staining----otherwise the blade is quite nice. The aluminum
handle is in excellent condition. It comes with the original scabbard that
is complete with buckle type grip strap----Excellent Plus condition original
scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 40 and Silvey WWII pg
68-----Rare Knife-----$ 475.00
Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip Bolo----Mint in sealed bag------Never
Opened-----You get to open it !! Ref: Cole III pg 168-----$ 500.00
22. WWII Western Baby Shark----Exc
Cond---The blade is 4 3/4" long and has the Western mark at the ricasso. I
believe the blade has been lightly buffed. It has the scarce plastic guard
and pommel. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the
original leather scabbard that has a couple stitches separated. The snap
works fine. Ref: Cole III pg 62------$ 150.00
SOLD----------------------------------------WWII Theater Fighting
Knife----The blade is 8 1/2" long and made from a bayonet. The blade is in
excellent condition. The handle is one piece brass with red micarta inserts.
These are known knives and there is one pictured on page 195 of Bill
Wright's Theater Knives Book.---------$ 65.00
24. WWI-WWII British Divers
Knife----The double edge blade is 7 3/4" long and 1 1/2" wide. It is in
excellent plus unused condition with a couple rust spots near the guard on the back
side. It is marked "Siebe / Gorman". The handle is black ribbed with no
damage. It comes with the heavy original scabbard that looks to be plated
and then blackened. It has the original leather hanger. Ref: Flook-British
& Commonwealth Military Knives pg 84-85-----$ 250.00
25. WWII USMC Medical Corpsmen
Knife-----Minty-----The blade is 11 3/8" long and unused, It is marked "U.S.M.C.
/ Chatillion,N.Y.". The wood handles are held with 3 brass rivets. It comes
with an original scabbard that is marked "USMC / Boyt / 44". Ref: Cole
III pg 42 #3--------Minty-----$ 175.00
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the know variations of SOG knives. The information covered by this book will
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